MVA IP team and attorneys recognized in IAM Patent 1000
Moore & Van Allen (MVA) has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. MVA members Kate Cole, Jeffrey Gray, Chris Knors, Dick Lupo, Kevin Ransom, Nick Russell, Peter Steward, Todd Taylor, Henry Ward and Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys in their respective practice areas.
The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states. The complete list of North Carolina rankings can be seen in alphabetical order by firm/attorney name here.
The guide states, "Thanks to success in its hiring efforts – despite tightness in the labour market – and hot demand for licensing assignments, prosecution support and conflict resolution, Moore & Van Allen has a lot of momentum in patent practice. Its popularity among innovative companies stems from the strong business focus it brings to IP issues – a focus cultivated, in part, by its extensive engagement in sophisticated patent and technology commercialisation work. The firm has six representatives on the IAM Patent 1000 transactions table, with Dickson Lupo, Todd Taylor, Henry Ward, Peter Stewart, Kevin Ransom and Kate Cole all making the cut. Lupo is distinguished by his experience and veteran leadership; Taylor has notable in-house experience; Ward has a keen technical mind and refined negotiation skills; Stewart is an integral member of teams supporting key clients, including a top global investment manager and a leading steel producer; Ransom captains the IP group with aplomb and is a top strategist; Cole is an adept litigator as well as deal lawyer. Attesting to their versatility, Ward, Stewart and Ransom all feature on the prosecution rankings, too, appearing alongside Jeff Gray, Chris Knors and Nick Russell. Gray has excellent engineering and business credentials; Knors has a PhD in chemistry and maintains a dynamic life sciences offering; and Russell is a computer science expert who is also skilled in chemistry and biology. Mark Wilson is a steady anchor for the litigation team and is currently representing Celgard, a leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separator technology used in energy storage applications, in global litigation involving the US, UK and China markets."